The Short Stories

The Short Stories

Book - 1997
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Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. This collection, The Short Stories, originally published in 1938, is definitive. Among these forty-nine short stories are Hemingway's earliest efforts, written when he was a young foreign correspondent in Paris, and such masterpieces as "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Killers," "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber," and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the American Midwest, this collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style -- from the plain, bald language of his first story, "Up in Michigan," to the seamless prose and spare, eloquent pathos of "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" to the expansive solitude of the Big Two-Hearted River stories. These stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the twentieth century.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Classics, 1997.
Edition: 1st Scribner Classics ed.
ISBN: 9780684837864
0684837862
Branch Call Number: SS HEMI
Characteristics: 457 p. ; 24 cm.

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gomiami1972
Jun 15, 2018

Never having been a big Hemingway fan, I was very surprised by the quality of some of the short stories contained within. There are some fantastic gems, such as "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." For my tastes, Hemingway's writing style is made more for the short story and not the full-length novel. This collection is well worth the time investment and, if it is the only Hemingway you ever read, you will have chosen well.

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